Sonam Kapoor, who's playing the role of Neeja Bhanot in the upcoming film, Neerja, has been invited by the Bombay Scottish School to hoist the National Flag this Republic Day.
Neerja Bhanot, was a student of the Bombay Scottish School, and the management have decided to pay their tributes to the brave airhostess.
Sonam Kapoor, who plays the character of Neerja Bhanot in the upcoming film, Neerja, is based on the real life tragic event in which an airplane gets hijacked by terrorists.
Sonam Kapoor, will hoist the Indian Flag at the Bombay Scottish School on this Republic Day and pay tribute to the late Neerja Bhanot.
Sonam Kapoor and Aamir Khan stand together for a picture at the backdrop of an airport.
Neerja, starring Sonam Kapoor, is all set to hit the theatres on February 19, 2016.
Sonam Kapoor, was emotionally drained while shooting for Neerja as the storyline was too emotional and tragic.
Sonam Kapoor, has not been called because she's a celebrity, but she's been called to pay tribute as she plays the role of Neerja Bhanot in the movie, Neerja.
The incident in which Neerja Bhanot lost her life was tragic. The flight with civilians aboard was highjacked by armed terrorists and the brave young girl Neerja, gave her life to save people on the plane.
Sonam Kapoor, was quoted as saying,
"I am honoured that Bombay Scottish has invited me for the flag hoisting ceremony. The hijack happened 30 years ago, and I am glad that through the film her story has re-emerged. It's the kind of story that you would want everyone to know. It's about doing the right thing. Something that's very relevant in today's day and age. We are living in dark times. There is turmoil all around us. The qualities that Neerja had, the youth should be encouraged to imbibe those. Not just to be brave, but also to stand for what they believe in."
In the year 1986, India, USA and Pakistan gave their bravery award to the brave flight attendant, Neerja Bhanot. She was only 23 years.
The movie, Neerja, is based on the true story where a flight carrying 359 lives was highjacked by terrorists on September 5, 1986 above Karachi, Pakistan.
Neerja Bhanot, fights & saves the lives of all people on board and unfortunately, end up losing her own life in the process.
Neerja, starring Sonam Kapoor is all set to hit the theatres on February 19, 2016.